Nigeria’s Statistician General gets threats over unfavourable data


Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale has alleged  receiving threats in the course of his job from highly-placed public functionaries because the National Bureau of Statistics published figures that would not put them in the good books of development

Dr. Yemi Kale

Kale told the presenters of PUBLIC CONSCIENCE, an anti-corruption radio programme that the job of creating and providing data in Nigeria is one that does not permit the currying of   favour by putting out inaccurate figures to please any interest or individual.

The Statistician General said that in any such situation, he had always stuck to his guns knowing that being true to his duty was more important for Nigeria than being induced by one highly-placed man or woman.

Kale who is one of the Idols of integrity singled out for award by the Accountability Lab Nigeria advised Nigerians to hold on to their convictions since the nation can only grow from resistance to vice or undue influence.


Vanguard Newspaper